Delhi

Delhi is the symbol of old India and new. Even the stones here whisper to our ears of the ages of long ago and the air we breathe is full of the dust and fragrances of the past, as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present. – Jawaharlal Nehru.Delhi, the capital of India is the third largest city of India. It is situated in north central India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River. It is bounded on the east by the state of Uttar Pradesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana. The eternal Yamuna has witnessed the glory and the tumultuous history of the 3000-year-old Delhi.The amalgamation of various cultures, traditions, religions has painted Delhi in colours, which are brought from all over India. Delhi is a true cosmopolitan city always on the move. Delhi remains the centre of power. Once it was a city of royal power. Then it became the seat of colonial power. Later it was the seat of bureaucratic power.

 

The seat of political power it has always been. Today it is emerging as an important centre for corporate power too. It is a perfect introduction to the cultural wealth, the complexities and dynamism of India. Delhi has always been the hub of activity, art, culture and the history of the whole country and continues to do so. Being one of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi has many tourist sites. Delhi is divided into two parts Old Delhi & New Delhi. In Old Delhi, you will find many mosques, monuments and forts relating to India’s Muslim history. Red Fort and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque combined with the old city’s bazaars. The hub of the metropolis is Central New Delhi, an orderly plan of wide roads lined with sturdy colonial buildings that was established soon after the imperial capital of British India moved here in 1911. It is a planned city with wide streets and parks. Parliament House, India Gate President house, Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar & Zoo are in New Delhi.